Trump Aides Want Him to Meet the Moment, but He Can’t Quit His Grievance Shtick

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As the country descended further into civil strife and racial unrest, President Donald Trump was offered a choice between advisers urging him to break out of the politics of grievance and his own overpowering desire to dig in. 

In the end—as is always the case—Trump’s gut won out. 

The president, on Monday night, had police use tear gas to disperse peaceful protesters for the purposes walking to the nearby historic St. John’s church so he could be photographed holding a bible outside. It was just .1 miles, according to Google maps, but rarely have such profound constitutional ripple effects accompanied such a short stroll through the park.  

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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